Changing plans because of the weather

@Porcospino (16629)
Denmark
April 16, 2010 6:48pm CST
Right now lots of flights have been cancelled because of the vulcanic eruption in Iceland and thousands of people have had to change their plans and find a different kind of transportation. 5 years ago I had to fly from the UK to Denmark, but we we unable to land because there was so much snow. We had to go to another airport and because of the weather we arrived much later than we were supposed to. When we finally got to the airport, we needed to find a bus to the other airport where we had left our car, but it was in the middle of the night and there were no buses and no taxis. We spent the night at the airport, it wasn't very comfortable, but we didn't have a choice. The next day the bus was supposed to arrive in the morning, but it couldn't get to the airport because of the snow, and we were stuck there for several hours. At the end of the day some taxis finally arrived and we able to get away from the airport. Have you ever had to change your travel plans because of the weather?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Apr 10
Hi Porcospino, This is scary my friend. There's natural calamity everywhere. It's better to cancelled the flight than risk one's life to pursue as scheduled. I can relate with your experience. i had lots of cancelled flights experiences local and international and it's really stressful.
@Porcospino (16629)
• Denmark
17 Apr 10
I also think that it is better to cancel all the flights. My friend was very upset about the situation. She was supposed to fly to Greece yesterday and she had to postpone her trip, because there were no flights. I understand her disappointment, but I think that safety is the most important thing in a situation like that.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Apr 10
i know the person whom she has appointment with will understand the reason for not coming over for the meeting. safety first. they can do it online to respond on and come up with resolutions considering this calamity.
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
17 Apr 10
Dear Porcospino, I heard many planes were canceled due to the volcanic ash. It is really bad, the prime news on our local television mentioned that many were stranded at Singapore and Hong Kong airports for flights to Europe. Stranded at the airport is definitely an expensive and uncomfortable experience. It reminds me of the comedy movie 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' with Steve Martin. Due to heavy snow, many are stranded and plans being upset.
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@Porcospino (16629)
• Denmark
19 Apr 10
Yes, many people are stranded at the moment. My brother and his girlfriend are in Thailand right now, and they were supposed to fly back to Europe two days ago, but they had to stay in Thailand. They were supposed to go back to work today, but when something like this happens, there isn't much that we can do about it, we simply have to accept the situation and change our plans. I haven't heard about the movie that you mention, but it sounds interesting.
@ctrlor (76)
• China
17 Apr 10
oh, when i decide to travel , i wil research the weather one to there days , because it , i have not seen the event you have
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• Kenya
17 Apr 10
i will check the engine first before i travel. it might be the last day in your life if you don't check with the team to know whether the engine is fine
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• United States
17 Apr 10
Definently. I have encountered with this problem many times. Where I live at the weather is kind of unpredictable. Sometimes when me and my friends are going out to go somewhere like the pool the temperature just drops and we cancell and just go inside and watch some tv. Also the weather would cause some of the places im going to, to close for the day. -Rezz
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
17 Apr 10
I have no such experience. But once I was traveling by train at night. At the middle of the way our train was stopped. Some buggies of another goods train was derailed.We have to wait the whole night since the track was cleared. That was a boring experience for me.
@kalpine2 (91)
• Kenya
17 Apr 10
are all european countries affected by the wheather
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• Philippines
17 Apr 10
I've also encountered such problem while traveling but it's for another reason and because of the weather. My flight back then was delayed due to technical problem,and it was really irritating, I've arrived 3 hours late.
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@mac_fish (723)
• China
19 Apr 10
Hi,there,my friend I havent traveled by air for many objective reasons,the foremost one is money maybe.... I have seen the news,many passengers are stucked in the various airports.It seems that train can be more convenient way of travel than air if it can bring u to ur destination.